Florida Humanities scholars to discuss historical perspectives on social justice

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Florida Humanities scholars will discuss historical perspectives on social justice in a new virtual education series organized by the non-profit coalition Indian River CARES.  The talks will be held over Zoom on the second Tuesday of January, February and March from 11 am.- 12 pm. 

The virtual series, called “Florida Talks: Walk the Talk,” is free and open to the public. Registration is necessary.  To sign up, visit: Walk the Talk 

Dr. J. Michael Butler

The series will open Jan.11 with Dr. J. Michael Butler, Kenan Distinguished Professor of History at Flagler College.  He will speak on Civil Rights: State, Local and National Campaigns in Florida. 

On February 8, Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs will present Strange Fruit in Florida. Dr. Hobbs is an Associate Provost and Associate Professor of History for Florida Memorial University and founding president of the South Florida Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Inc.  She serves as facilitator and curriculum designer for the non-profit South Florida People of Color. 

The University of Florida’s Dr. Vincent Adejumo will speak on Black Masculinity in Florida March 8. Dr. Adejumo is a Senior Lecturer in UF’s African Studies program. 

The primary mission of the Indian River CARES coalition is to connect, advocate, renew, educate and strategize in ways to strengthen the community.  Its Social Justice Initiative has met as a workgroup monthly since July 2020 in conversation with local leaders on the issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. Visit indianirvercares.org to learn more about past programming. 

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